How to Tie Stretch Magic for DIY Jewelry

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Stretch Magic cord is a kind of elastic string that is popular for making DIY jewelry, like bracelets and necklaces, because it stretches to perfectly fit the person wearing it.


Because Stretch Magic cord can be slippery, a simple knot can easily come undone after you string the cord with beads. We set out to find out how to tie Stretch Magic, including how to tie an elastic bracelet without the beads falling off.

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Things You'll Need

  • Stretch Magic cord

  • Scissors

1.Prepare the Stretch Magic

Hold the ends of the Stretch Magic cord in your hands, one end per hand. Allow the ends to stick out of the top of your hands.

2. Cross the Stretch Magic Ends

Cross the right cord over the left cord, and switch your grasp so that you are now holding the opposite ends in the opposite hands.


3. Twist the Stretch Magic

Twist the cord on the left side underneath the other cord, twisting it so that the end is once again poking upward.


4. Cross the Stretch Magic Back Over

Cross the end on the left side back over the end on the right side.



5. Twist and Tuck in the Ends

Twist the left end underneath the right end, tucking it into the hole that has been created in the process.


6. Complete the Square Knot to Tie Stretch Magic

Pull the two ends tightly to create a square knot. A square knot will become tighter as the ends are pulled, making it an effective knot for slippery Stretch Magic cording.



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